One of our NOSAS members, Anne, was undertaking a survey of a neglected early Christian site in Easter Ross.
Anne noticed the angled edge of a grave slab showing through the leaves and debris in the old, neglected burial ground.. Then a foot appeared. With a bit more cleaning, that foot was obviously part of the facade of a Pictish stone. What a moment!
Anne involved other NOSAS members, then a Highland Council archaeologist, and a Historic Environment Scotland Pictish expert. This was indeed a new Pictish stone. After removal from the site, the stone will need expensive conserving and mounting before display in the nearest museum, at Dingwall. Please help us do this.